Mike Baur, a businessman and the founder of Swiss Startup Factory, left a lucrative banking career because he wanted to help tech startups. He started his banking career at just 16 years old. In the early 90s, Baur became an apprentice at the Union Bank of Switzerland. One of the managers at UBS explained to Baur the promotions that he would probably receive before he retired. However, Baur had other ideas and his career led him to numerous companies and he eventually launched his own firm.


Baur enjoyed a very successful career at UBS. Before reaching the age of 30, he was promoted to an advisory position, and he provided wealthy Swiss investors with advice. In 2008, Baur made the decision to leave UBS and he went to work at Clariden Leu, another bank. He held a prominent position at the bank for about six years, but in 2014 he decided to go elsewhere. However, Baur eventually developed a new passion, which was to help en entrepreneurs in the tech industry. In fact, he was so passionate about it that he decided to leave the banking industry to focus on it.


About Mike Baur

Mike Baur and his business partner founded Swiss Startup Factory in 2014. Prior to launching his own company, he worked in banking for over two decades. As previously mentioned, he has worked for major institutions such as Clariden Leu and UBS.


Two years after the launch of Swiss Startup Factory, Baur became the deputy managing director of CTI Invest. This was after the companies decided to become partners.


As for his early life and education, Baur grew up in a region known as Freiburg. When he got older, he attended two universities. One was the University of Rochester and the other was Bern University. He earned degrees in business from both universities.


Baur is a great leader and he is good with people, which is one of the reasons he leads Swiss Startup Factory’s financing rounds and fundraising efforts. Swiss Startup Factory has enjoyed a tremendous amount of success and that success is expected to continue under Baur’s leadership.